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it's certainly possible (all rpms are made from source packages). Take a look at maximum-rpm a book that can tesch you the basics. If you want to make rpms for Fedora then go to to the fedora developers page.
was reading through the RPM-HOWTO i came across this line; "We assume here that you know how to build software from source. If you don't you probably shouldn't be starting with this document." and stopped reading. i've learned from other books theres little point in carrying on once you get this type of message as you'll only find yourself even more confused from unknown lingo, comands, unexplained processes etc. and time woulda been a wasted.
i'm still a and so have yet to get to grips with make, compile, yada yada.
there IS a piece of software out there that will do this for me until i get more read up and better practiced. i just can't remember the name of it.
(still getting through max rpm, finding it very easy to read, very informative, very helpfull, but still not what i'm looking for, so far)
checkinstall will build rpms for you but you do need a good understanding about how to install packages from source, so that you can enable configure flags etc that can make your rpm work not just on your system but on other peoples as well.
one day... i'll find it again.... a fully functioning piece of software that can fully manage all your source to rpm gubbins, with a front end pretty gui.
why can't all gui front ends provide all info on what commands you've just executed in command form read out even when you're clicking a mouse or running software. it would ease the learning curve to ensure that more software users become software developers, just through their normal use.